Not many bands these days are cutting their teeth with bar residencies. The practice is usually reserved for the cover bands, folkies and twangers you'd expect on a Wednesday night at a local neo-country bar. However, when Flash Lightnin' held court at the Dakota Tavern on hump day, this was far from the case.
Led by real-life guitar hero Darren Glover, the Lightnin' are a supremelyamplified trio with a taste for Southern rock, specifically of the Texas long-beard variety. Their debut EP, Destello, includes a track co-written by Ian D'Sa of Billy Talent, and the stripped-down recording strives to recreate the debauchery of those boozy Wednesdays by accentuating the band's live chops.